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Soccer-Neymar left out of Brazil squad for Argentina friendly

RIO DE JANEIRO, May 19 (Reuters) – Neymar and several other top Brazilian players have been left out of the national squad for friendlies next month against Argentina and Australia, coach Tite said on Friday, giving some of them a long summer break for the first time since 2010.

The Barcelona striker has played a major tournament every summer since the Copa America in 2011 and he, along with Liverpool’s Roberto Firmino, who is suffering from a muscle strain, were left out Tite’s reformed squad.

Regulars Marquinhos, Miranda, Marcelo and Dani Alves were also spared the trip Down Under.

In their place, Monaco centre back Jemerson and Corinthians…

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